Melinda Briana Epler, Founder & CEO of Change Catalyst, and Sam Sepah, Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Product Manager at Google, have an open conversation around “Why Mentorship & Advocacy Are Key To Career Growth." Sam describes his journey as a Deaf Persian in tech. He shares key takeaways from his work in HR and DEI, the difference between having a mentor and having an advocate, and how as allies and advocates we can work to make products and tools like AI universally useful.
Sam Sepah has worked for well-known organizations for more than 15 years: Google, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), GE-NBC Universal, Siemens, Sprint, MCI, and Apple. Sam was the youngest person appointed by the Governor of Vermont to serve on the Commission on Employment for People with Disabilities. Learn more on his website.
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